David Baltimore continues his postdoctoral fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he becomes acquainted with virus-specific enzymes.

David Baltimore identify the protein pair that rearranges immunoglobin genes, the so-called RAG proteins.

David Baltimore becomes a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he continues work on animal virology.

David Baltimore starts studying biology at the Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania in 1956. Shortly after he switches to chemistry. In his last two summers Baltimore works at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories and becomes interested in molecular biology. He earns his Bachelor degree with high honors in 1960.

David Baltimore returns to MIT as Professor of Molecular Biology and Immunology.

David Baltimore leaves MIT to work on animal viruses. After a summer at the Albert Einstein Medical College and a course at Cold Spring Harbor, Baltimore enters the Rockefeller Institute, New York City. He receives his PhD in 1964.

After David Baltimore is forced to resign in 1991 he remains at Rockefeller Institute as Professor until 1994.

David Baltimore is President of the Rockefeller Institute.

David Baltimore and the scientist Alice S. Huang get married in 1968. They have one daughter, Teak.

David Baltimore starts working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1960.

David Baltimore becomes a Research Associate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California.

David Baltimore and Vincent Racaniello generate a plasmid, encoding the genome of poliovirus, an animal RNA virus. The DNA is integrate into mammalian cells and the infectious polioviruses are increased.

David Baltimore and his family move from Queens to the suburban Great Neck, New York. There Baltimore visits the North High School and graduates in 1956. During his High School time he spends a summer at the Jackson Memorial Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he conducts biological research.

David Baltimore is born to his Jewish father Richard and his atheistic mother Gertrude (née Lipschitz) Gertrude, in New York City.

David Baltimore returns to MIT as an Associate Professor of Microbiology in 1968. In 1972 he gets the professorship of Biology, which he holds until 1990. During this time he joins the MIT Center for Cancer Research. In 1982 he is appointed as the first director of MIT´s Whitehead Institute.

David Baltimore is appointed president of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and becomes Millikan Professor of Biology in 1997. Baltimore now is Professor Emeritus and an active member of Caltech. In 2012 he and a team of other scientists develop a new vaccination against HIV.

David Baltimore discovers the reverse transcriptase (RT), which is important for the reproduction of retroviruses such as HIV.

At the age of 37 David Baltimore shares the 1975 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Renato Dulbecco and Howard Temin for their discoveries concerning the interaction between tumor viruses and the genetic material of the cell.